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    Default Downloads


    I cant find it anywhere. Where do I return downloads to its default of downloads. Win 1903 changed my to 'pictures' - I want downloads back.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    elbmek said: View Post
    I cant find it anywhere. Where do I return downloads to its default of downloads. Win 1903 changed my to 'pictures' - I want downloads back.
    That's browser dependent. Which browser are you using?


    If it is not a browser issue, follow Keith's suggestion below, post #3.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 15 Jul 2019 at 09:36.
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       #3

    If your Pictures folder (or another) opens when you type shell:downloads in the Address bar of Explorer, then the folder has been redirected & you need to restore it's default location. You can use the tutorial:
    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

    Keith
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    I was a bit premature, Keith, I must have done something wrong, it still downloads to pictures
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    elbmek said: View Post
    I was a bit premature, Keith, I must have done something wrong, it still downloads to pictures
    @elbmek
    2 questions, please.

    1) Did you do the Shell command Keith posted, and where did it take you?

    2) What browser are you using?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 16 Jul 2019 at 07:46.
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  6. Callender's Avatar
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    OP uses Vivaldi and maybe Firefox.

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    Callender said: View Post
    OP uses Vivaldi and maybe Firefox.

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    Thanks, saw it in his comp specs, just verifying where he was seeing this. Wish he (OP) would respond. Hard to converse otherwise.
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  8.    #8

    Sorry Tomcat, dont forget diff times zones too. OK, went into Vivaldi and found it in settings, still dont understand why it changed by itslef after 1903 went in. Going to check opera now, standby browser. Thanks you all for your sterling assistance.

    Opera did not change settings.
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  9. Callender's Avatar
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    If you ever ticked "Update default location when choosing save as location" then it might move your downloads to the last used folder by default.

    My personal preference is to choose save location for every download.
    Last edited by Callender; 17 Jul 2019 at 16:03. Reason: add info
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  10.    #10

    thanks Call, will keep an eye open for that one in future
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